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Bernard Francis Grice

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bernard Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Grice AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1081 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 June 1914 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 January 1931 AWMM 9 McKelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mary Grice (mother), 9 McKelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    1081 AWMM
  • Military service
    • HMNZS Diomede AWMM
    • HMNZS Leander AWMM
    • HMNZS Cerberus AWMM
    • HMNZS Achilles Public - Donna - 23 June 2016 - Archives NZ Naval benevolent fund grant to dependents.
    • HMNZS Achilles Public - Donna - 23 June 2016 - NZ Archives, Naval benevolent fund, grants to recipients
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      grey AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      sallow AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      scar at left shin AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Bernard Grice was the son of James and Mary Grice, of Auckland City; husband of Ellen Margaret Grice, father of Anne and Ernest of Devonport, Auckland

    One of the gunners had toothache and Bernard replaced him on the ship. Family did not know this until they met an army man who told them the story.

    Killed, along with others when a gun turret was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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23 June 2016DonnaLower Hutt, Other
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